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November 29, 2017 - Edgar Degas (1834–1917) exhibited just one sculpture during his lifetime: the controversial "Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen."  We were in Pasadena today to visit the Norton Simon Museum since they are honoring the 100th anniversary of Edgar Degas’ death with the exhibit “Taking Shape: Degas as Sculptor.”  The Norton Simon Museum has one of the largest collections of art by Edgar Degas in the world and this is the very first time that its complete collection of 72 sculptures by Edgar Degas will be on view at the same time.

"Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen" is the only true sculpture of the 72 pieces exhibited, the other 71 are accurately called modčles.  These are the first and only set of bronzes cast from the artist's original wax and clay statuettes that were in his studio at the time of his death.

His sculptures and paintings were arranged in three separate galleries.

This is "Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen."

Before the museum we had lunch at one of our favorite spots in Pasadena, Lucky Baldwin's Pub.  I had my usual fish and chips since it's excellent here and Judy had their bacon, blue cheese hamburger.  It was a great adventure!

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